Heidi Hyte, Curriculum Director at Reading Horizons, spends her time teaching literacy workshops in underserved countries throughout the world and tutoring struggling readers locally - plus she’s a successful blogger.
Recently Heidi posted a blog about her experiences tutoring a 60-year-old man who can’t read. Heidi reports that she has been... “working with this gentleman for several weeks now, and as of two weeks ago, he has begun to read… He read a short story for the first time...by himself. He wished that his long-time friend could've been there to hear him. Since that time, his spirits have been high, and his motivation is off the charts. He even suggests material and strategies he could work on at home independently in between our visits.”
To read the entire story and learn how you can start making a difference by tutoring, visit ESL Trail.
Heidi has included links to many free resources including teaching tips to help with pronunciation and spelling.
Thanks for being such a great example to us all Heidi!
Now, how do you plan to get involved in the battle against adult illiteracy?